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Pistachio and its benefits for your health

Pistachio is a pale green dried fruit, very delicious to kill those cravings of the day.

It grows in the so-called pistachio tree or alfóncigo, being a species from the Middle East, being cultivated in areas of high heat and little environmental humidity. It's currently grown throughout southern Europe, North Africa, and places like California or New Mexico.

The pistachio is used in cooking, especially in pastry.

Pistachios properties.

Raw pistachio has numerous properties, being healthier than if it is consumed fried or roasted. Its nutritional contribution consists of 20% vegetable proteins, 28% carbohydrates, 10% fiber and 45% are fats. Among its fats, more than half is oleic acid, very beneficial for the heart.

It also provides vitamins and minerals, pistachios have a high amount of vitamins B6 and E, as well as magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.

Maintain good cardiovascular health.

Pistachios are rich in phytosterols and other healthy fats that help maintain good cardiovascular health, preventing the oxidation of cholesterol and its accumulation in the blood vessels.

Rich in antioxidant agents.

Its contribution of antioxidants helps reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as diabetes or cancer.

Good ally in case of anemia.

By having a high proportion of copper and iron, it allows to improve this disease. In addition, it favors easy assimilation.

Helps take care of eyesight.

Pistachios also have lutein and carotene, ideal for protecting vision.

Promotes intestinal transit.

The pistachio, being rich in fiber, favors intestinal transit. It can also be used to control blood sugar

Daniel Pire

Estudiante de Farmacia de la Universidad Central de Venezuela. Fanático de aprender cosas nuevas cada día. Redactor de ColombiaHoy.News y anteriormente Mui.In. Me gusta mantenerme al día con temas tecnológicos y los medios de comunicación. Los tópicos de salud y biotecnología son mis preferidos. Apasionado por conocer un lugar nuevo siempre que sea posible! La cocina y la comida son mi ruta de escape para cualquier ocasión.+ info

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